James Webb Space Telescope headlines 2021 Galaxy Forum
From J. Steinert-- Ad Astra Kansas Foundation
Complete with its mirror (21-ft diameter), power (7x more powerful than Hubble), type (infrared) and viewing distance (one million miles from Earth) the long-anticipated JWST is currently scheduled to launch in late 2021. Sure to be a trending science topic, teachers will be ahead of the curve with a presentation by Dr. Scott Acton, of Ball Aerospace and Technologies, where part of the JWST was built. In talking about the telescope, its design and construction, the presentation will be heavy on graphics, animation and appreciation for the universe we live in.
The Galaxy Forum, sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation, will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, August 21, at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. The event is FREE. Students also welcome. In-person and virtual attendance available. For more info. For questions or to register here.
Also, Dr. Nick Solomey of WSU will speak about how we use different types of particles to look into places we cannot see. Sarah Lamm, K-State master student in geology, will update us on that intrepid rover, Perseverance. Steve Durst, AAKF board member, will update us on a current educational project.